New Monarchs recruit Etheridge keen to get feel for UK speedway tracks

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Monarchs new boy Etheridge keen to get feel for UK tracks

The Australian flew into Heathrow at the weekend and was met by his brother Shannon, who is already a British resident. They motored up to Leicestershire where Etheridge will be based this year, staying with his brother, who works for Triumph Motorcycles.

It is still over a month before Etheridge gets his first taste of track action but he is keen to get a feel for some of the tracks in the Premier League. And how quickly he adapts to some of the away circuits in the second tier could prove critical as Monarchs bid to win the championship crown for a third time in succession.

Etheridge told the Evening News: “I have arrived early in order to give myself plenty of time to get organised for my debut season in the UK. I’m going to take every opportunity afforded to me to get a spin on the other tracks before I get my chance around Armadale.

“I’m itching to get on my bike and get started and can’t wait to show Monarchs what I can do. They have given me a huge opportunity and I want to do my best for them.

“Edinburgh are such a big club and have enjoyed great success over the last two years, I want to try and keep that going.”